Lost an icon of legal system: President Kovind on Soli Sorabjee
Soli Sorabjee died on Friday
Sorabjee received India's second highest civilian award in 2002
His death was mourned by many in the political and legal fraternity on Friday
Former Attorney General of India, Soli Sorabjee, died on Friday. Admitted in a Delhi hospital on Saturday because of fever and breathing difficulties, the former jurist died aged 99 years.
Sorabjee received India’s second highest civilian award, Padma Vibhushan, in 2002.
On Friday, politicians and renowned legal personalities were among those who paid their condolences to Sorabjee.
“Shri Soli Sorabjee was an outstanding lawyer and intellectual. Through law, he was at the forefront of helping the poor and downtrodden. He will be remembered for his noteworthy tenures India’s Attorney General. Saddened by his demise. Condolences to his family and admirers”, tweeted Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
“Anguished to learn about the passing away of Shri Soli Sorabjee, a noted jurist and former Attorney General of India. Sorabjee was a doyen of the legal fraternity, who will always be remembered for his contribution in the field of constitutional law. My condolences to his family”, said Union Home Minister Amit Shah.
Others to have paid their respects included Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, lawyer Prashant Bhushan, Assam Chief Minister Himanta Bishwa Sarma, Congress National Spokesperson Abhishek Singhvi, veteran Congress leader Shashi Tharoor among others.
Sorabjee is survived by his wife, and their three children.